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I've been retired now for a few years, at 60, and love wrenching in my frontier. I'm just wondering ages of frontier owners that still work on their trucks. Yes I'm presenting my 60 as the starting point. Original owner.
 

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55, original owner.
 

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30, original owner ::smile:: ( not 1st gen tho)
 

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I am older than you. Yes, I work on my truck , friends vehicles and other things as well.
Have not been doing much lately due to an illness.
The latest thing was a GPS mount for a friend's razor I did about a month ago.
Next is changing ring and pinion gears on my differentials.
Forgot, original owner.
 

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I'm all right with you young 2nd gens, but you have to wrench to keep a 1rst gen running. I probably won't be here, but imagine owning your 16, 17, truck in 2032!
 

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63 and wrench on mine all the time!
 

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My Dodge is 13 years old.This truck has seen more punishment in it's first 5 years than most trucks see in a lifetime.I admit I don't have to wrench on it much except for the original modifications( good suspension, larger fuel tank,tuner,GPS, race radio, airbags etc.
I don't wrench much on it because I never had to.
The truck towed the Nissan, equipment, tools and 4 passengers, sometimes 5 for over 1500 miles in 2014.It would have done it again the last two years but like I mentioned, I have not been well.Hoping to do it again this year.
It will be around long after I am gone.Friends always ask,"if you ever sell it, I want first crack".
Thought I would add, when I bought the Dodge , my friend bought my 92 Ford. He
still takes it to Mexico often and "chased" with it in 2014.
This young 2nd generation has seen a lot more wrenching than you can imagine.
If you enjoy wrenching on your truck, race!
 

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54 '00 XE bought used in '05...10 years of unsurpassed reliability. '15 SV factory ordered. Am very impressed w/ Nissan.
 

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I'm now 64, we got the 1998 Frontier standard cab in 2004 with 100K so the kids could drive it (dual air bags) to their jobs and to the horses and school, and learn to drive stick shift. That's the 4-cylinder and I've been the only mechanic, up to 215K now, and I drive it 95 miles away each Monday and Thursday. AC has not needed servicing and works great (Arizona). Stuff like clutch, radiator, alternator, starter, water pump, fan clutch, ignition switch and of course batteries and tires have been replaced. Great workhorse truck.

I invented a special tool - an extra-long 10mm narrow head combination wrench - to help get the fan clutch nuts off without tearing up your hands; real handy !!!

In Dec. 2011 I bought a 2004 Frontier King Cab also 5-speed and 4-cylinder, 97K, pristine truck - (for future use to replace my 1988 Mazda B2200 Cab Plus, which can't out-run its shadow with its 85 hp). We take it on out of state vacations.
 
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I'm 98 and just took off the tranny and replaced the clutch. Took me about an hour
 

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I'm 98 and just took off the tranny and replaced the clutch. Took me about an hour
I live less than three hours away, I wouldn't mind that drive to share a pop with someone like you!
 

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I'm 54 and wrench on all my stuff. X motorcycle mechanic and glass installer. Can't leave anything alone. Even my Kubota lawn tractor has a modified seat.
05 Nismo crew cab 4x4
05 C6 Corvette supercharged
04 Jeep Rubicon
07 Chevrolet Avalanche 4x4 Z71
04 Honda Odyssey
15 Can Am Maverick 1000 XRS
Thanks Rayzzz My Nismo likes my money
That's not the lawn tractor below.
 

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I'm 54 and wrench on all my stuff. X motorcycle mechanic and glass installer. Can't leave anything alone. Even my Kubota lawn tractor has a modified seat.
05 Nismo crew cab 4x4
05 C6 Corvette supercharged
04 Jeep Rubicon
07 Chevrolet Avalanche 4x4 Z71
04 Honda Odyssey
15 Can Am Maverick 1000 XRS
Thanks Rayzzz My Nismo likes my money
That's not the lawn tractor below.
That would be the winner of the Heavy Metal Lawn Tractor division.
 

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I am older than you. Yes, I work on my truck , friends vehicles and other things as well.
Have not been doing much lately due to an illness.
The latest thing was a GPS mount for a friend's razor I did about a month ago.
Next is changing ring and pinion gears on my differentials.
Forgot, original owner.
I'm curious what are we looking at I'm the pictures? Looks like a machined yoke

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im 27 and i do just about everything on my 00 XE i picked up in 09 with 104,000 and now it sits with 234,000. all my friends and coworkers look at my like i have the plague or something when i mention i do my own mechanic work. most of them don't even really know how to do an oil change, which has basically turned my garage into a personal mechanical shop...
 
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